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    Causeway Bay: Then & Now


    Feature

    Causeway Bay embodies the many facets of Hong Kong – the fast pace, fascinating contrasts and dynamic energy. From the city’s very beginning to the present day, its diversity and vibrancy makes it a beloved neighbourhood.

    • Marian


      Tourist

      “I’m a flight attendant from Holland and I’m here for two nights. I come to Hong Kong a few times a year for work and sometimes I go sightseeing but this time…

      Streetsnaps
    • Daniel Man


      Professional football player

      “I’m a professional football player. I used to play for Lee Man FC and before that I played at the Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley for over ten years…

      Streetsnaps
    • Him Him & Melo


      Toddlers at Victoria Park

      “Both our parents brought us to Victoria Park to play today. We didn’t know each other before…

      Streetsnaps
    • May Fung


      Founder, Arts and Culture Outreach

      Long before there was Art Basel Hong Kong, long before international galleries opened their doors and jet-setting collectors began coming here…

      Interviews

    Celebrating Causeway Bay


    Feature

    A neighbourhood in flux, Causeway Bay’s constant evolution keeps residents and visitors coming back for more. Whether it’s fashion, food, film or art, it’s a part of Hong Kong that keeps people mesmerised and inspired.

    We are the neighbourhood


    Feature

    Thanks to its historic role as the centre of gravity for social life on Hong Kong island, Causeway Bay is home to some of the city’s most tight-knit communities. Some have been around for generations, others are only just developing.

    • Rosanna Ma & Ben Leung


      Zeta store owners

      “We opened our shop first on Lan Fong Road in 1986, and then we moved to Lee Garden One in 2005, so we’ve had this shop for 32 years. We have seen Causeway Bay change over these years, and we have built up so many memories here.”

      Streetsnaps
    • Cynthia Leung


      Owner, Cat Store

      It all started 18 years ago when my partner ‘Ah Mao’ (Cat) and I had an vintage store on Percival Street. She collected a lot and we soon ran out of space…

      Interviews
    • Lindsey McAlister


      Founder, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF)

      If there is such a thing as kismet, Lindsey McAlister believes it’s what brought her to Hong Kong. Nearly 30 years ago, the young British arts worker…

      Interviews
    • Brother Fai


      Fire Dragon Commander-in-Chief,
      Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association

      Tai Hang is still a village, even if it is being swallowed up by the high-rise city that surrounds it. Walk through its narrow grid of streets and you’ll find…

      Interviews

    Causeway Bay: A Progressive District


    Feature

    Causeway Bay has always been at the forefront of trends and developments. The neighbourhood is home to some of the most progressive brands in the world as well as some of the most advanced buildings in the city.

    A day in the life of Causeway Bay


    Feature

    The rhythm of its streets changes constantly from dawn till late into the night, capturing the ebb and flow of its people as the spaces they inhabit transform throughout the day.

    • Dr Lam


      Retired doctor

      “I am learning tai chi from Master Tang whose moves are really beautiful. You see other people doing tai chi in Victoria Park, or elsewhere, and they are making the…

      Streetsnaps
    • The Tsui Brothers


      Cartoonists

      “We’re the Tsui Brothers, the authors of Milktealogy. It’s our research project about ‘cha chaan teng’ culture here in Hong Kong…

      Streetsnaps
    • JJ Acuna


      Owner of JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio

      JJ Acuna’s connection with Causeway Bay began the moment he arrived in Hong Kong from New York more than 12 years ago. “It was my first neighbourhood…

      Interviews
    • Cindy


      Newspaper vendor

      “I used to be a secretary at HSBC. No one believes me when I say that! This newspaper stand was my uncle’s, but he decided not to work anymore and I took over…

      Streetsnaps
    • Chien Lee


      Chairman of Bei Shan Tang Foundation

      For Chien Lee, Chairman of the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, a passion and support for Chinese culture and the arts has always been in his blood. Grandson of Lee Hysan and son of Dr. Jung Sen Lee…

      Interviews
    • Karen See


      Co-founder, {embrace} worldwide

      “I worked for a global advertising agency as its Chief Communications Officer for many years and used to catch the minibus from Causeway Bay nearly every day…

      Streetsnaps
    • Mr Cheng


      Owner, Paris Cotton Singlets Company

      My father and I were refugees who came to Hong Kong in 1948. At first, he worked at a construction site for HK$5 a day. We rented half a store and set up a…

      Interviews
    • Olaf


      The dog

      “I’m nearly 2 years old now. I love going out and always wear my rain coat in bad weather. Today, I’m at Fashion Walk and we are stopping for a break at…

      Streetsnaps
    • Annie Chu


      Causeway Bay yogi

      “Today I’m taking a Vinyasa class. I come to Causeway Bay every weekend for yoga and I like how fluid and flowy these classes are…

      Streetsnaps
    • Gabriel


      Kid of Tai Hang

      “I’m happy because I’m on holiday today and I’m going to the market! My bag is full of snacks and water…

      Streetsnaps
    • Celia Leung


      Branding designer

      “As a designer, I take a lot of inspiration from minimalistic Northern European design – which is the absolute opposite to the sights and sounds of Causeway Bay…

      Streetsnaps
    • Giselle


      Kid of Causeway Bay

      “Today I’m with Mummy in Causeway Bay before she takes me to playgroup. We’re enjoying looking at all the plants sold here…

      Streetsnaps
    • Kyle & Victoria


      International students

      Kyle: “We are international students in Hong Kong who come to the library to work as it’s kind of distracting at home. It’s really convenient and there’s a bit of…

      Streetsnaps
    • Kasey Cheung


      Producer

      “I’ve worked in Causeway Bay for 15 years. There are a lot of music and production companies in this area. In Catic Plaza, there are five to six floors of post-production companies…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yolanda Ng


      District Councillor of Wan Chai

      For Yolanda Ng, becoming District Councillor of Wan Chai was somewhat a stroke of fate. From a young age, the Hong Kong born-and-bred Yolanda aspired to be a writer…

      Interviews
    • Darren Lo


      Co-founder, Playdium

      Don’t call Playdium an arcade – it’s a “virtual reality experience studio” where you can play fully immersive games with the help of top-of-the-line Razer computers and HTC Vive VR goggles…

      Interviews
    • Michell Lie


      Brand manager, ink artist & candle maker

      “In my eyes, Causeway Bay is a cultural gem. I spent my entire secondary school life here, living next to Victoria Park…

      Streetsnaps
    • Irene Lee


      Chairman of Hysan Development

      There are very few people who know the origin of a suburb, let alone one as integral to Hong Kong as Causeway Bay. But for Irene Lee, granddaughter of Lee Hysan and current chairman of Hysan Development, she can look back on the neighbourhood’s inception…

      Interviews
    • You You & Vicky


      Sisters

      “We usually go home to get changed for after-school classes, but today we’re relaxing at the park. We love playing in Victoria Park…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jimmy Leung


      Martial artist and Founder, THE FIGHTERS CLUB

      If it were up to Jimmy Leung, he’d have begun his martial arts training when he was a little kid. But the biggest adversary to his plan wasn’t some opponent in the ring…

      Interviews
    • Yum Sing Bar


      Rosalie Carpio and Alex Lai

      “You ask me how deep my love for you is. How much do I really love you? My affection is real, my love is real. The moon represents my heart…”

      Teresa Teng’s beloved song is an apt choice for Rosalie Carpio’s set list…

      Interviews
    • Clement Ng


      Salesperson, Journalize

      “We aren’t really like other stationery stores and people started noticing us when we were mentioned in a blog. We slowly developed our own style of running a store…

      Streetsnaps
    • Christopher DeWolf


      Journalist

      Ever since he was a teenager, Christopher DeWolf has been fascinated by cities: “I’ve always been interested in them and what makes them tick….

      Interviews
    • Hong Kong Street Snack Stalls


      Hong Kong street snack stalls are peppered throughout the city’s densest districts, serving office workers, hungry shoppers, teenagers and tourists. Each stall has its own specialty. In Causeway Bay, many of them are busy all day ladling out their signature siu mai and curry fishballs…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jessica Lau


      Program Manager, Sustainable Ecological Ethical Development Foundation (SEED)

      A giant satellite dish is not what you’d expect to find in the middle of a farm, but then again, this is no ordinary farm: it’s located on…

      Interviews
    • Amanda & Rebecca Li


      Twins

      “We love this bear so much, we tried to match our outfits with him today…

      Streetsnaps
    • Grace Lam


      Fashion stylist

      Causeway Bay has always been part of life for Grace Lam. Growing up in Hong Kong, she attended St. Paul’s Convent School for kindergarten…

      Interviews
    • Ryan, Ryan, Jacky, Danny


      Basketball players

      Danny: “I play basketball here a few times a week. I also go to Southern Stadium because my school is there but I prefer Victoria Park because I can get to know more…

      Streetsnaps
    • Sam Pinder


      General Manager, Hong Kong Sevens

      Sam Pinder laughs when he is asked why he became a rugby player. “I hail from New Zealand – and I’m pretty sure when you get born there, you get a rugby ball…

      Interviews
    • Uke


      Performer of Causeway Bay

      “I’m wearing makeup and costume that I bought in Indonesia for performances and competitions. I’ve just finished buying something here in Causeway Bay…

      Streetsnaps
    • Paul & Jocelyn


      Lovebirds of Causeway Bay

      Jocelyn: “I moved to Hong Kong from the Chicago suburbs at the age of 11. Causeway Bay was a total assault on the senses in the best way possible – there is so much energy and vibrancy, but also an an instant connection to the pulse of Hong Kong.”

      Streetsnaps
    • Harold Poon


      Product designer

      “Causeway Bay is where I met my wife, so I guess it’s a special place for me. I also love it because it’s got loads of character. There are all these small local shops…

      Streetsnaps
    • Irene, Snowie & Kolar


      Husky owner

      “I grew up in Causeway Bay and used to live in Tai Hang, so this area has always been my home. This is Snowie and Kolar. I’ve had Kolar for a long time; he’s 11 now while Snowie is five years old…

      Streetsnaps
    • Otto Leong


      A childhood spent at Lee Theatre

      Lee Theatre was once one of the city’s most glamorous institutions. Standing at the very edge of Percival Street, it opened to the public in 1927 and hosted a range of shows from Cantonese opera to film screenings, and even the Miss Hong Kong pageant during its heyday…

      Interviews
    • Charmaine Choi


      Shopper in Causeway Bay

      “I just finished shopping at Victoria’s Secret; I was really excited when I found out they were opening as I’d always go there with my girlfriends when I studied overseas…

      Streetsnaps
    • Co-working in Causeway Bay


      Nancy Yip, Area Director, IWG and Thomas Hui, Co-founder & CEO, theDesk

      For Thomas Hui, it’s all about building communities. He’s the co-founder and CEO of theDesk, a co-working brand with four offices in Hong Kong, and one upcoming office in Shanghai. For Nancy Yip, it’s about creating a welcoming environment. She’s the Area Director for International Workplace Group…

      Interviews
    • Cloye Anna


      Kid of Causeway Bay

      “I am going to IKEA. It’s really fun there…

      Streetsnaps
    • Pink


      Makeup artist

      Pink relaxes at her favourite cafe and shares her journey from banking to beauty: “I love being a make-up artist. I love beauty but I find it rewarding to help others…

      Streetsnaps
    • Boon Yuen


      French Bulldog

      “I live above Fung Shing Restaurant. Every day I go for a walk at the Happy Valley racecourse then rest by the benches. Then we go for another round before…

      Streetsnaps
    • Candy Cheung


      Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter Seafood Owner

      “We grew up here on the water. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter used to be filled with these floating restaurants, but by the 90s, they’d begun to disappear. Some of the few that remained eventually shut down and opened up on-land instead…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yee Shun Milk Company


      506 Lockhart Road

      Ask anyone in Hong Kong where to get the best steamed milk pudding, and they will likely point you towards Yee Shun Dairy Company.

      Streetsnaps
    • Alison and Eden


      Residents of Causeway Bay

      Alison: “He loves to exercise, I like to sleep. He has OCD and I’m easy going. He likes to cook, I love to eat. It works out perfectly…

      Streetsnaps
    • eslite


      A platform for culture

      Renowned Taiwanese filmmaker and actress Sylvia Chang’s latest play “Why We Chat” was inspired by the classic Chinese literary collection Liaozhai Zhiyi…

      Interviews
    • Gwyneth


      Shop owner

      “I studied design and used to work in marketing. One day, I did a fashion show and one of the sponsors asked why I wasn’t in fashion because I seemed to have a sense for it…

      Streetsnaps

    Causeway Bay: Then & Now


    Feature

    Causeway Bay embodies the many facets of Hong Kong – the fast pace, fascinating contrasts and dynamic energy. From the city’s very beginning to the present day, its diversity and vibrancy makes it a beloved neighbourhood.

    • Marian


      Tourist

      “I’m a flight attendant from Holland and I’m here for two nights. I come to Hong Kong a few times a year for work and sometimes I go sightseeing but this time…

      Streetsnaps
    • Daniel Man


      Professional football player

      “I’m a professional football player. I used to play for Lee Man FC and before that I played at the Hong Kong Football Club in Happy Valley for over ten years…

      Streetsnaps
    • Him Him & Melo


      Toddlers at Victoria Park

      “Both our parents brought us to Victoria Park to play today. We didn’t know each other before…

      Streetsnaps
    • May Fung


      Founder, Arts and Culture Outreach

      Long before there was Art Basel Hong Kong, long before international galleries opened their doors and jet-setting collectors began coming here…

      Interviews

    Celebrating Causeway Bay


    Feature

    A neighbourhood in flux, Causeway Bay’s constant evolution keeps residents and visitors coming back for more. Whether it’s fashion, food, film or art, it’s a part of Hong Kong that keeps people mesmerised and inspired.

    We are the neighbourhood


    Feature

    Thanks to its historic role as the centre of gravity for social life on Hong Kong island, Causeway Bay is home to some of the city’s most tight-knit communities. Some have been around for generations, others are only just developing.

    Causeway Bay: A Progressive District


    Feature

    Causeway Bay has always been at the forefront of trends and developments. The neighbourhood is home to some of the most progressive brands in the world as well as some of the most advanced buildings in the city.

    • Rosanna Ma & Ben Leung


      Zeta store owners

      “We opened our shop first on Lan Fong Road in 1986, and then we moved to Lee Garden One in 2005, so we’ve had this shop for 32 years. We have seen Causeway Bay change over these years, and we have built up so many memories here.”

      Streetsnaps
    • Cynthia Leung


      Owner, Cat Store

      It all started 18 years ago when my partner ‘Ah Mao’ (Cat) and I had an vintage store on Percival Street. She collected a lot and we soon ran out of space…

      Interviews
    • Lindsey McAlister


      Founder, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF)

      If there is such a thing as kismet, Lindsey McAlister believes it’s what brought her to Hong Kong. Nearly 30 years ago, the young British arts worker…

      Interviews
    • Brother Fai


      Fire Dragon Commander-in-Chief,
      Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association

      Tai Hang is still a village, even if it is being swallowed up by the high-rise city that surrounds it. Walk through its narrow grid of streets and you’ll find…

      Interviews

    A day in the life of Causeway Bay


    Feature

    The rhythm of its streets changes constantly from dawn till late into the night, capturing the ebb and flow of its people as the spaces they inhabit transform throughout the day.

    • Chien Lee


      Chairman of Bei Shan Tang Foundation

      For Chien Lee, Chairman of the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, a passion and support for Chinese culture and the arts has always been in his blood. Grandson of Lee Hysan and son of Dr. Jung Sen Lee…

      Interviews
    • Karen See


      Co-founder, {embrace} worldwide

      “I worked for a global advertising agency as its Chief Communications Officer for many years and used to catch the minibus from Causeway Bay nearly every day…

      Streetsnaps
    • Mr Cheng


      Owner, Paris Cotton Singlets Company

      My father and I were refugees who came to Hong Kong in 1948. At first, he worked at a construction site for HK$5 a day. We rented half a store and set up a…

      Interviews
    • Olaf


      The dog

      “I’m nearly 2 years old now. I love going out and always wear my rain coat in bad weather. Today, I’m at Fashion Walk and we are stopping for a break at…

      Streetsnaps
    • Dr Lam


      Retired doctor

      “I am learning tai chi from Master Tang whose moves are really beautiful. You see other people doing tai chi in Victoria Park, or elsewhere, and they are making the…

      Streetsnaps
    • The Tsui Brothers


      Cartoonists

      “We’re the Tsui Brothers, the authors of Milktealogy. It’s our research project about ‘cha chaan teng’ culture here in Hong Kong…

      Streetsnaps
    • JJ Acuna


      Owner of JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio

      JJ Acuna’s connection with Causeway Bay began the moment he arrived in Hong Kong from New York more than 12 years ago. “It was my first neighbourhood…

      Interviews
    • Cindy


      Newspaper vendor

      “I used to be a secretary at HSBC. No one believes me when I say that! This newspaper stand was my uncle’s, but he decided not to work anymore and I took over…

      Streetsnaps
    • Annie Chu


      Causeway Bay yogi

      “Today I’m taking a Vinyasa class. I come to Causeway Bay every weekend for yoga and I like how fluid and flowy these classes are…

      Streetsnaps
    • Gabriel


      Kid of Tai Hang

      “I’m happy because I’m on holiday today and I’m going to the market! My bag is full of snacks and water…

      Streetsnaps
    • Celia Leung


      Branding designer

      “As a designer, I take a lot of inspiration from minimalistic Northern European design – which is the absolute opposite to the sights and sounds of Causeway Bay…

      Streetsnaps
    • Giselle


      Kid of Causeway Bay

      “Today I’m with Mummy in Causeway Bay before she takes me to playgroup. We’re enjoying looking at all the plants sold here…

      Streetsnaps
    • Kyle & Victoria


      International students

      Kyle: “We are international students in Hong Kong who come to the library to work as it’s kind of distracting at home. It’s really convenient and there’s a bit of…

      Streetsnaps
    • Kasey Cheung


      Producer

      “I’ve worked in Causeway Bay for 15 years. There are a lot of music and production companies in this area. In Catic Plaza, there are five to six floors of post-production companies…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yolanda Ng


      District Councillor of Wan Chai

      For Yolanda Ng, becoming District Councillor of Wan Chai was somewhat a stroke of fate. From a young age, the Hong Kong born-and-bred Yolanda aspired to be a writer…

      Interviews
    • Darren Lo


      Co-founder, Playdium

      Don’t call Playdium an arcade – it’s a “virtual reality experience studio” where you can play fully immersive games with the help of top-of-the-line Razer computers and HTC Vive VR goggles…

      Interviews
    • Michell Lie


      Brand manager, ink artist & candle maker

      “In my eyes, Causeway Bay is a cultural gem. I spent my entire secondary school life here, living next to Victoria Park…

      Streetsnaps
    • Irene Lee


      Chairman of Hysan Development

      There are very few people who know the origin of a suburb, let alone one as integral to Hong Kong as Causeway Bay. But for Irene Lee, granddaughter of Lee Hysan and current chairman of Hysan Development, she can look back on the neighbourhood’s inception…

      Interviews
    • You You & Vicky


      Sisters

      “We usually go home to get changed for after-school classes, but today we’re relaxing at the park. We love playing in Victoria Park…

      Streetsnaps
    • Jimmy Leung


      Martial artist and Founder, THE FIGHTERS CLUB

      If it were up to Jimmy Leung, he’d have begun his martial arts training when he was a little kid. But the biggest adversary to his plan wasn’t some opponent in the ring…

      Interviews
    • Yum Sing Bar


      Rosalie Carpio and Alex Lai

      “You ask me how deep my love for you is. How much do I really love you? My affection is real, my love is real. The moon represents my heart…”

      Teresa Teng’s beloved song is an apt choice for Rosalie Carpio’s set list…

      Interviews
    • Clement Ng


      Salesperson, Journalize

      “We aren’t really like other stationery stores and people started noticing us when we were mentioned in a blog. We slowly developed our own style of running a store…

      Streetsnaps
    • Christopher DeWolf


      Journalist

      Ever since he was a teenager, Christopher DeWolf has been fascinated by cities: “I’ve always been interested in them and what makes them tick….

      Interviews
    • Hong Kong Street Snack Stalls


      Hong Kong street snack stalls are peppered throughout the city’s densest districts, serving office workers, hungry shoppers, teenagers and tourists. Each stall has its own specialty. In Causeway Bay, many of them are busy all day ladling out their signature siu mai and curry fishballs…

      Streetsnaps
    • Sam Pinder


      General Manager, Hong Kong Sevens

      Sam Pinder laughs when he is asked why he became a rugby player. “I hail from New Zealand – and I’m pretty sure when you get born there, you get a rugby ball…

      Interviews
    • Uke


      Performer of Causeway Bay

      “I’m wearing makeup and costume that I bought in Indonesia for performances and competitions. I’ve just finished buying something here in Causeway Bay…

      Streetsnaps
    • Paul & Jocelyn


      Lovebirds of Causeway Bay

      Jocelyn: “I moved to Hong Kong from the Chicago suburbs at the age of 11. Causeway Bay was a total assault on the senses in the best way possible – there is so much energy and vibrancy, but also an an instant connection to the pulse of Hong Kong.”

      Streetsnaps
    • Harold Poon


      Product designer

      “Causeway Bay is where I met my wife, so I guess it’s a special place for me. I also love it because it’s got loads of character. There are all these small local shops…

      Streetsnaps
    • Irene, Snowie & Kolar


      Husky owner

      “I grew up in Causeway Bay and used to live in Tai Hang, so this area has always been my home. This is Snowie and Kolar. I’ve had Kolar for a long time; he’s 11 now while Snowie is five years old…

      Streetsnaps
    • Otto Leong


      A childhood spent at Lee Theatre

      Lee Theatre was once one of the city’s most glamorous institutions. Standing at the very edge of Percival Street, it opened to the public in 1927 and hosted a range of shows from Cantonese opera to film screenings, and even the Miss Hong Kong pageant during its heyday…

      Interviews
    • Charmaine Choi


      Shopper in Causeway Bay

      “I just finished shopping at Victoria’s Secret; I was really excited when I found out they were opening as I’d always go there with my girlfriends when I studied overseas…

      Streetsnaps
    • Co-working in Causeway Bay


      Nancy Yip, Area Director, IWG and Thomas Hui, Co-founder & CEO, theDesk

      For Thomas Hui, it’s all about building communities. He’s the co-founder and CEO of theDesk, a co-working brand with four offices in Hong Kong, and one upcoming office in Shanghai. For Nancy Yip, it’s about creating a welcoming environment. She’s the Area Director for International Workplace Group…

      Interviews
    • Cloye Anna


      Kid of Causeway Bay

      “I am going to IKEA. It’s really fun there…

      Streetsnaps
    • Pink


      Makeup artist

      Pink relaxes at her favourite cafe and shares her journey from banking to beauty: “I love being a make-up artist. I love beauty but I find it rewarding to help others…

      Streetsnaps
    • Boon Yuen


      French Bulldog

      “I live above Fung Shing Restaurant. Every day I go for a walk at the Happy Valley racecourse then rest by the benches. Then we go for another round before…

      Streetsnaps
    • Candy Cheung


      Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter Seafood Owner

      “We grew up here on the water. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter used to be filled with these floating restaurants, but by the 90s, they’d begun to disappear. Some of the few that remained eventually shut down and opened up on-land instead…

      Streetsnaps
    • Yee Shun Milk Company


      506 Lockhart Road

      Ask anyone in Hong Kong where to get the best steamed milk pudding, and they will likely point you towards Yee Shun Dairy Company.

      Streetsnaps
    • Alison and Eden


      Residents of Causeway Bay

      Alison: “He loves to exercise, I like to sleep. He has OCD and I’m easy going. He likes to cook, I love to eat. It works out perfectly…

      Streetsnaps
    • eslite


      A platform for culture

      Renowned Taiwanese filmmaker and actress Sylvia Chang’s latest play “Why We Chat” was inspired by the classic Chinese literary collection Liaozhai Zhiyi…

      Interviews
    • Gwyneth


      Shop owner

      “I studied design and used to work in marketing. One day, I did a fashion show and one of the sponsors asked why I wasn’t in fashion because I seemed to have a sense for it…

      Streetsnaps
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